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When Things Are Up in the Air, LEARN TO FLY! - Shared screen with speaker view
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
18:26
Andrea - Raising Awesome Girls is amazing! Thanks for joining us & sharing your wisdom!
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
21:42
A Global pandemic - what a challenge, we've been distancing, living and working completely differently, now we have another layer of fear and ambiguity....and so we shift....
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
22:39
You always pay attention Andrea!
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
26:04
Anxiety, ambiguity, uncertainty, sadness, poor sleep.....thinking a lot....overwhelmed....it doesn't mean we aren't strong...we are feeling all the feels...…...
Jennifer Watson, GSME 618
26:45
trying to finish up work after helping kids with school during the normal work day
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
28:23
Thanks Jennifer - it is incredibly challenging to work, manage learning , then finish working....
Cindy
28:27
This week at times feel like climbing into bed and hiding under the covers. Had multiple challenges this week, including death of a good friend.
Cindy
29:19
Agree!
alison
29:20
So sorry, Cindy.
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
30:49
Cindy, thank you for sharing, it has been an incredibly difficult week, you are incredibly strong and it is Ok to get under those covers for a bit!
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
32:58
Name your feelings & take space & time to express them - you can begin to move on....
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
33:54
connecting with other people even if not in person, can help us feel better
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
34:01
Like we're doing tonight.
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
34:41
Build time for yourself...sometimes it may mean getting up earlier in the day...but do it for you!
Pam Hyland
35:40
What do all of you love to do the most for self care??
alison
36:07
Hike every day and garden.
Pam Hyland
36:22
I love a long shower, massage, enjoying my daily walks
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
36:31
Alison I love to garden!
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
36:33
Painting
Terri Smith
36:34
I've looked to the positive and using this time to get things down around the house after work like cleaning, organizing, etc. because I don't know when I will be called back into the office.
Cindy
36:43
Turn off the news!. Need to do more walking
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
37:07
Getting those projects done! Then getting a massage, after walking & gardening!
Sharon Yovine
37:14
Started Gardening… weeding is therapeutic.
Kelly Buchanan
37:22
Take a break from social media and the news. spend time outside
lori
37:35
A solo trip to a coffee shop. Coffee and carbs in the car.
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
37:40
Yes! Connecting with the earth!
Pat Bracone
37:41
Crocheting and home repairs
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
38:04
Take a break from social media & news! it's OK...
Cindy
38:15
My cat gives me some humor doing the day. Sits in front of the computer looking for attention.
Jen
38:20
virtual choirs
Missy Seidler
38:27
I sew masks, sewing is my happy place
Tara - GSCWM
38:30
I go sit in my office (my car)
alison
39:20
That came up when my Ambassadors were starting the first part of their Bliss Journey!
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
39:22
Singing, pets and sewing are all great ways to focus on something that gives you happiness!
Cindy
39:28
Virtual choirs I like that., I get together with a friend for a walk or spend time singing together.
Pam Hyland
40:00
I love all the great ideas for self-care - we all need to more of them! :)
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
40:23
Emotions....think about things a bit differently...
Pam Hyland
41:25
gentle acceptance - it is what it is... - basic need at the base of the pyramid
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
41:26
It is what it is, let's own it - we can't control every situation...
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
42:57
How have you shown your family, friends or work circle that you've accepted what's going on & you are dealing with it?
lori
43:06
Not family but GS related. I had masks made with GS fabric I had for all my girls.
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
43:33
Lori - love this!
alison
43:43
Lori, I am doing that right now!
Sharon Yovine
44:04
Making the most of situation - family dinners, family walks, kids have the time to play together instead of rushing to activities.
Pam Hyland
44:05
we quickly pivoted at work to working from home and started using Microsoft Teams and Zoom and embraced the new technology
alison
44:32
my kids are home! 19, 17 &17
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
44:57
I love kids having time to play instead of rushing everywhere.....
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
44:58
my daughter struggles in school and the distance learning was a better environment for her so she's thriving.
Missy Seidler
45:47
we socially distance visit my brother, I think the cousins are closer now because they value the time the get to see each other as we cant see each other as much.
Sharon Yovine
46:47
We’ve “zoomed” with so many people we have lost touch with some high school, college, etc. Lots of virtual happy hours.
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
46:53
Learning to always appreciate the moments and never take the most basic things for granted ever again....
Cindy
47:02
That I like. Getting together on Zoom with family has been a great perk, especially with nieces I don't get a chance to see all the time. It was great to see one niece who lives in Massachusetts and working very hard as a first responder.
JoAnn Farrell
47:03
Family zoom calls every week helps sooo much!
Jen
47:14
we have a day now and then in our family that someone is very emotional,the person after having calm down time label source as this weird time,then we go back into our family goal of having an overall good day each day,board games,card games,puzzles,art,music,outside play,video games,etc
bonnie
47:36
my daughter is loving the school from home but is really missing out on Scouts and her friends, Camp especially. My son who loves school is really struggling with remote learning. Finishing 8th grade at home was way too hard
Sarah, GSSC-MM
48:05
taking advantage of virtual offers; camps, panels, etc.
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
48:35
Thank you all for sharing!
Missy Seidler
48:48
my cousin graduated and since we couldn't go to it. his sister did a virtual zoom party ! it was amazing! we recorded congrats videos and the put them together in a video!
Pam Hyland
49:05
Compassion for self and others is the next step in the pyramid
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
50:00
It's the time for flexibility, not perfection
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
50:15
Recognize with kindness that you are juggling your life with competing demands….give yourself a break!
Pam Hyland
50:39
it's not the time to judge others - they are doing the best they can!
Cindy
51:36
Yes it is Lisa. I give myself permission to stand up away from the computer during the day, just to take a break. Stretch, pet my cat...etc.
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
51:40
Example of showing compassion for yourselves?
Pam Hyland
52:35
I am allowing myself to work from home and not feel guilty about not going into the office. That would never have happened pre-COVID
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
52:43
Bad turkey dinners are OK!
fiona
52:43
I've lowered my expectations on my to-do list. If I can accomplish 2-3 things instead of 5-6, its ok.
Jen
53:33
probably not ideal in many opinions but we don’t have a schedule. My kids just know their work has to be done by 9PM. We always used to have a schedule
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
54:00
every weekend I drive to Newport's ocean front to watch and listen to the waves. Just to put things into perspective.
Jen
54:42
yes
Cindy
54:49
That's lovely Lisa!
bonnie
54:54
I knew my husband was having a hard time the other day so I got the kids to give him a break and just let him do what he want and take him for a swim so he could cool off and feel better
Missy Seidler
55:00
I have stressed myself In getting masks done, I finally decided if I need a break im just going to do it. there is always tomorrow. its harder now that im back to work and don't get home till 4:30.
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
55:31
Love the transparency & honesty!
Sarah, GSSC-MM
55:45
Play outside bubbles with the 4 year old instead of cleaning.
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
55:53
I love that, Sarah!!!
Irene Congdon
56:23
at anytime in the day the kids get the ok to bike ride in the long driveway. promoting their mental break
lori
56:42
Our fridge died last Friday so I’ve had to let go of the idea of what a meal looks like.
JoAnn Farrell
56:46
Helped daughter make skull caps for her E.R. job.
Missy Seidler
56:49
im actually multi tasking right now, my daughter is making a roller coaster for science in my room. that's why I keep disappering
Pam Hyland
57:11
Third level of the pyramid is routine and new traditions
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
57:32
Long bike rides are great, it's Ok to forget the meals, sorry about the fridge!
Jen
57:49
who here like me feels it’s too much screen time that takes place but has let it go
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
58:36
What is comforting & familiar? Connected to your values?
Missy Seidler
58:48
I agree Jen, however my daughter is playing with classmates so I let it go because of that.
Sharon Yovine
59:49
I try to diversify the screens - iPad, TV, etc. Educational Apps allowed anytime. Others need something for screen time.
Sarah, GSSC-MM
01:00:12
Agreed! It keeps my preschooler occupied while other get things done, school, work, MOPPING.
alison
01:00:12
when this started, I left jigsaw puzzles out on a table, non screen and break time at any time we are working on #13. (would probably be on #20 if there was no reindeer puzzle!!)
Erin Ritz
01:00:40
I've loosened up on screen time too. They do need them for school, and playing games like roblox and Minecraft keep them connected with their friends.
Pam Hyland
01:01:04
Alison - I know a lot of friends working on puzzles!
Missy Seidler
01:02:17
we have actually taken hikes to places we always wanted to go while I was off from work for a bit. I have been scared to go on our own being it just us two. it is something we will continue to explore! this is one silver lining in all that has happened..
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
01:02:46
That is a silver lining, Missy!
fiona
01:03:41
How can I encourage my troop to looking positively to a new GS year in the fall? Although we have been meeting virtually since April, they seem tired with the 'virtual' world. We've taken a break for this month and I am hoping to find some ways to connect in the summer.
alison
01:04:13
just sharing, with my troop, I put together a scavenger hunt bingo game. They did it on their own, lots of out door and trying new things. It went really well
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:04:21
Fiona what are your states regulations around gatherings?
fiona
01:05:00
Families are not comfortable meeting
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:05:50
Sure it certainly is a decision that families need to make...new options are being rolled out regularly about new, engaging & unique ways to stay connected.
Jen
01:06:06
anyone have ideas that can be done virtually besides bingo,scavenger hunts,never have I ever, sharing updates verbally,and working on badges at home?
Pam Hyland
01:06:12
Fiona, I'm hoping that as families start trusting their children being with others that their GS troop will be one of the first groups parents will trust
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
01:06:35
Cooking challenges, paint nights (stepbysteppainting.net is free video tutorials), cooking classes put on by parents
lori
01:06:41
I did have a meeting with 15 and it was better than expected.
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:06:57
Lori that is great to read!
Sarah, GSSC-MM
01:06:58
My Cadettes like mad libs.
Cindy
01:07:29
Oh I love Mad Libs! :- )
Missy Seidler
01:07:30
we are meeting virtually too, I got 40 mins and we have worked on a few badges. we just finished our journey by making seed kits to give to the elementary school goody bag for the end of the year. we made 150ish bags
fiona
01:07:32
I hope so Pam, thanks
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:07:56
Missy sounds like a lot of fun!
lori
01:08:03
Are you saying a check in circle style at the start?
Pam Hyland
01:08:24
Andrea, I worry that children are having a really hard time with the death of George Floyd and everything that happened since. How should we talk to vhildren about racism and inclusion?.
Sharon Yovine
01:09:52
Or even how do you support (adults) friends that are struggling with Floyd’s death, and the underlying biases.
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:11:07
Engage in practices to unteach....
Suzanne Tischer
01:13:18
Green Circle is a wonderful program. We did it in my legacy council years ago.
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:17:18
Lets break down all of the isms...……..
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:19:01
Connection & Courage
Pam Hyland
01:19:14
Fifth level of the pyramid is courage
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:19:36
We must engage in conversations about race...
Cindy
01:21:14
This is the only way to stop the cycle of racism and hate.
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:21:34
Thank you if you need sign off - we will be sending out a post workshop communication!
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:22:38
This shouldn't be a response to a crisis, it should be our norm...talk about these uncomfortable topics....
Pam Hyland
01:22:47
Reflect and reset is the top of the pyramid
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:23:12
What previous normal do you not need or want to rush back to?
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
01:23:16
being over committed
Cindy
01:23:57
Having too many projects that I feel like I MUST do.
Missy Seidler
01:24:00
i second Lisa!!!! i soooo can not say no!!!
Missy Seidler
01:25:03
hey what is sleep? who needs it ? midnight is fine....
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
01:25:12
it's nice to have my Saturdays back and dinner with my family every night at a normal hour.
alison
01:25:40
I think one thing about this time that make the pyramid a bit unsteady is that the future is still unclear.
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:26:14
Alison the future is unclear...
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
01:26:46
adding something new helps us define/redefine our future
Pam Hyland
01:27:12
Does anyone have a question for Andrea? She will address anything!
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
01:28:31
Feel free to unmute to ask your question if you prefer
Suzanne Tischer
01:28:50
could you please repeat the top of the pyramid?
Jen
01:29:06
I always worked while kids were at school and when they were at after school activities,now I can focus on motherhood. (I’m a music therapist so most of my work is paused)
Pam Hyland
01:30:00
Purpose/Wisdom - new direction in life
Geanine Garcia-Poindexter
01:30:25
Do you meditate and/or do yoga and find it helpful?
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:30:37
Wisdom, new purpose new direction, reflect & reset, courage, connection, routine & new traditions, compassion for self & others and gentle acceptance
alison
01:31:14
that's like me and yoga. :-)
lori
01:31:17
I’d love to adapt the pyramid for my girls. (They are only 8/9.)
lori
01:36:14
It’s hard if you are in a community that is very much one color.
lori
01:37:14
And of course now difficult subjects are even harder to talk about virtually. It’s more fun to play bingo, etc. At least that’s how I feel.
lori
01:37:58
More fun for the girls I mean...
Sarah, GSSC-MM
01:40:44
I found the Coat of Many Colors patch was a GREAT way to start the conversation. My troop has become a "special" troop. One is going deaf, one is ADHD, another is autistic, so it started the conversation
alison
01:40:55
thank you
Jill Olson-Crowley GSSNE Staff
01:40:58
Thank you all for taking time to join us this evening!
Cindy
01:40:59
Thank you very much!
Laura Masterson
01:41:00
Thank you, fantastic way to spend the evening.
Sarah, GSSC-MM
01:41:07
thank you!
Nina Cales
01:41:08
Thank you!
JoAnn Farrell
01:41:08
Thank you so much!
Kate McCarthy
01:41:09
Thank you!
bonnie
01:41:09
Thank you so much
Geanine Garcia-Poindexter
01:41:10
This was great-thank you so much!!
Erin Ritz
01:41:14
Thank you!
Jen
01:41:16
THANK YOU!
Lisa Crowell, GSSNE Staff
01:41:17
Thank you EVERYONE!
Suzanne Tischer
01:41:21
Thank you!
Pat Bracone
01:41:31
Pat Bracone Thank you
Missy Seidler
01:41:39
thank you! its so good to see others and talk about things!